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Adrian Peterson needs a history lesson

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Adrian Peterson needs a history lesson

Jon Fucile
WickedGoodSports.com

Some people should just not be allowed to talk. Or at the very least be forced to wear muzzles so no one can understand them.

The NFL lockout situation gets dumber by the day in multiple ways, but then Adrian Peterson dropped a little nugget that just blew everything else out of the water.

According to Peterson, the way the NFL operates is about as close as one can get to modern day slavery. Yup.

People being forced to work for no pay, being legally beaten and whipped and being forced to live in some of the most miserable conditions one can imagine is apparently very similar to getting paid millions of dollars to play a game, living in a mansion and having certain freedoms that are not available to your average person.

Maybe the NFL isn't the best place to work, but comparing it to slavery? Wow. Surely no one would be dumb enough to agree with Peterson.

Oh, really Mr. Mendenhall? Let us do a quick comparison here buddy.

Slaves were forced to live in squalor. Tattered clothing, little to no food. Tiny rooms, some with just one bed, for multiple people.

That is probably very similar to how current NFL stars live, right?

Slaves had to pull farm equipment by themselves, and if they were allowed to travel at all they probably were forced to walk bar foot in chains.

Adrian and Rashard know exactly how that feels.

Slaves were torn away from their family and friends, often never seeing or hearing from them again. Every day was basically filled with sadness.

Peterson and Mendenhall share that pain. When they're not playing football, they live an absolutely miserable existence.

Slaves were forced to wear chains and were often chained to each other. Horrible.

Peterson and Mendenhall live that horror everyday.

You know, Im starting to see their point. Except that Im really not. At all.

In the end, Adrian Peterson and Rashard Mendenhall are just a couple of idiotic jokes who have made light of one of the most awful times in history.

They make millions of dollars to play FOOTBALL. If they had to spend five seconds going through what any slave in the history of the world has gone through, they'd be begging to go back to the NFL in about three seconds.

The fact that either of them would think it is okay to make those statements just further proves there is no limit to human stupidity.

Shut up you jokes.

McClellin practices with Patriots for first time since training camp

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McClellin practices with Patriots for first time since training camp

FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick said it was "a possibility" on Tuesday. On Wednesday, it was a reality. 

Patriots linebacker Shea McClellin was back on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium for the first time since suffering an undisclosed injury that landed him on injured reserve before the season. 

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Belichick mentioned in a conference call this week that if McClellin was ready to practice, then practicing was an option. "If he's not ready," Belichick said at the time, "then it's not an option."

Obviously, it was an option, and the Patriots brought McClellin back as soon as possible based on the league's rules for players on injured reserve. For those who have been placed on IR, they must sit out six weeks before returning to practice. They must sit out eight weeks before playing in a game. Because the Patriots have a Week 9 bye, then McClellin's first opportunity to be in uniform would be Week 10. 

For the first time since players could be designated to return off of IR in 2012, teams are now allowed to bring back two players. 

Patriots receiver Malcolm Mitchell has also been on IR since the day of the season-opener, though he has not been spotted in the Patriots locker room recently. ESPN's Mike Reiss reported over the weekend that Mitchell (knee) isn't close to a return. 

Patriots defensive lineman Vincent Valentine (knee) is on IR as well and could be a candidate to return, but he was placed on the list two days prior to New England's Week 3 game with Houston so his timeline is different from McClellin's and Mitchell's. 

McClellin played in 17 games last season, including playoffs, and he finished the season with the second-most snaps of any Patriots linebacker behind Dont'a Hightower. McClellin has the ability to be a versatile piece for Belichick's defense, with experience both off the line and on the edge, and he has been a core special-teamer.